NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 31: Andray Blatche #7 of the Washington Wizards drives the ball around Darius Songaila #9 of the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on March 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Wizards defeated the Hornets 96-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Troubled former Wizards' big man Andray Blatche has found suitors, as the power forward is deciding between a pair of offers from Brooklyn and Miami, Michael Lee of the Washington Post reports.
Blatche's career in Washington came to an awful close: his last season saw his scoring drop nearly in half from 16.8 points per game to 8.5, all while questioning Wizards' management and having his season cut short due to poor conditioning, a combination that led the team to use the amnesty clause on the three years and $23 million remaining on his contract. That left Blatche without a team, and publicly proclaiming that he wouldn't mind heading to the D-League to rehabilitate his once-promising career. But it looks like he won't have to go that route, as not one, but two teams see potential backup roles for Blatche.
The Nets' deal is reported to be a non-guaranteed offer to come to training camp and earn one of two remaining roster spots. However, the Heat offer, reported by Lee, could be intriguing. Miami doesn't have many weaknesses, but its front line is one of them, as the NBA Champions often played without a center instead of Joel Anthony, whose uninspiring backups included Ronny Turiaf, Juwan Howard, Dexter Pittman, and Eddy Curry. Blatche isn't a true center, but the 6'11, eight-year vet could provide an interesting look for Miami down low.
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9 months ago Article 0 comments
Andray Blatche is reportedly on the Nets' radar with the team watching him workout in Houston.
9 months ago Update 1 comment
The Minnesota Timberwolves open training camp in early October, and the team expects to add a big man for the veteran's minimum before that time. At the top of the list, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN, is ex-Washington Wizards center Andray Blatche, who was waived in June under the amnesty clause. Per Wolfson, Timberwolves scout Milton Barnes recently watched Blatche participate in a pick up game in Houston that also included free agent big man Hassan Whiteside, who may also be on Minnesota's radar.
Ex-Denver Nuggets center Chris Andersen and former New York Knicks big man Josh Harrellson are both being courted by various NBA teams, but the T-Wolves are not expected to be in the mix for either. They have, however, been in contact with Anthony Tolliver, who has been with Minnesota for the last two seasons.